How the Administration that Takes Office in January 2021 Can Advance Reproductive Well-Being


How the Administration that Takes Office in January 2021 Can Advance Reproductive Well-Being

Power to Decide FY 2019 Appropriations Request Letter

Power to Decide is a national, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to common-ground, commonsense solutions and catalyzing innovation in the public and private sectors. The country has made significant progress toward reducing unplanned pregnancy, but we cannot mistake progress for victory and much work remains to be done. While many sectors engage in and influence these efforts, federal policy plays a key role in advancing or deterring progress. In this document, we offer recommendations for the Administration that takes office in January 2021 to consider acting on in its first 100 days in five broad issue areas:


  1. Improving Access to Health Care, Especially During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  2. Protecting and Improving Access to Contraception
  3. Protecting and Expanding Access to Abortion as Part of the Full Spectrum of Reproductive Health Care
  4. Protecting and Expanding High-Quality, Evidence-Based Sex Education
  5. Other Actions to Promote Opportunity and Reproductive Well-Being


We believe these steps are key to advancing progress towards achieving reproductive well-being and ensuring that everyone has the power to decide if, when, and under circumstances to get pregnant and have a child.

October 2020

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